District Sued for Lack of Coaching Permit

Last month Attorney Gregory Smith brought suit against the Weston Board of Education. His complaint alleges that a coach without a valid, current coaching permit supervised his clients’ son’s basketball practice. Another player on the Weston High School Boys’ Ninth-Grade Basketball team punched the son while the coach watched.

Weston High School

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-149d states that a school’s athletic director will ensure that every coach holds a current permit from the State of Connecticut’s State Board of Education.

Weston’s own investigation later found that other coaches had worked without a current coaching permit.

The suit was brought in Stamford Superior Court.